1998 – Honored Artist of Russia.
In 1962, graduated from The Moscow Institute of Polygraphy.
1995 – Academician of The Russian Academy of Graphic Design. Painting, drawing, etching, lithography, illustration, art objects, animation.
Nikolai lectured and conducted workshops in Italy. He delivered the course “Composition” in The Higher Academic School of Graphic Design.
1971, 1977 – Two Golden Medals at The International Exhibition of Book Art (IBA) in Leipzig.
1975, 1981 – Grand Prix and Golden Medal at International Biennale of Illustration (BIB) in Bratislava.
1975 – Diploma of The International Competition of Book Illustration in Moscow.
1978 – Diploma of Merit from the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of RSFSR.
1978, 1979 – First Premium of The Moscow Artists Union.
1978 – Bronze Medal of The International Biannual Film Festival of Engraving and Graphics in Cracow.
1981 – Award of The International Biannual of Graphic Art in Varna.
1984 – Diploma of Merit of The International Biannual of Illustration, Barcelona.
1991 – Silver Medal of The USSR Academy of Arts.
1996 – Prize of The German Radio “The Best Book for Children” (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).
1996 – International Prize of Critics “The Best book of the Year” (Brussels).
In Moscow (1961,1990), Prague and Bratislava (1977), Zagorsk (1979), Krasnoyarsk (1990), Tokyo (1997), Bordano, Rome (2000), Venice (2000), Bari (2001).